Fight Your Friends Review

Fight Your Friends - Cold War Incorporated - $15

Game title: Fight Your Friends

Game description: In Fight Your Friends, take command of competitors from three orders. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses. From those fighters, strategically creat the ultimate crew and brawl with your buddies to see who earns the gold and glory.

Overall
2.7
  • Play (Mechanics)
  • Presentation (Art/Quality)
  • Plan (Rules)

Summary

Fight Your Friends is a lightning-fast card dueling game with a cast of characters pulled from various indie comics and illustrated by some fantastic artists. The set contains 60 unique cards, each with lush artwork. Made for two players, all each player needs is ten characters with a combined gold value of 30 or under to play. Fight Your Friends only takes a minute or two to teach and ten minutes to play. With the number of cards contained in this first core set, there’s plenty of room for variation.

Pros

  • A diverse cast of excellent characters
  • Colorful and detailed illustrations
  • Quick and portable
  • Tons of deck variations

Cons

  • Poorly written rules
  • Extremely basic gameplay

Full Fight Your Friends Review

Fight Your Friends is a lightning-fast card dueling game with a cast of characters pulled from various indie comics and illustrated by some fantastic artists. The set contains 60 unique cards, each with lush artwork. Made for two players, all each player needs is ten characters with a combined gold value of 30 or under to play. Fight Your Friends only takes a minute or two to teach and ten minutes to play. With the number of cards contained in this first core set, there’s plenty of room for variation.

Fight Your Friends plays over four rounds. Each with a player placing one of their characters down against each other. Players compare each of their character’s stats, and the player with the most wins across all three stats wins the battle. During the second round, the characters’ special powers come into effect and stack through the 3rd and 4th rounds. The player with the most value in their standing characters at the end of the game wins.

It’s very light and swift. There’s not much to it once you get down to brass tacks. The real meat of the game is coming up with a roster of ten characters and then choosing the four you play throughout the game. There’s an element of bluffing, as well as fluidity and flexibility that keep games interesting.

Where Fight Your Friends doesn’t shine is the actual rules pamphlet. It’s a bit too brief and doesn’t do a great job explaining the overall flow of the game and how stacking abilities work. Thankfully you can check out the website for a better introduction to the game.

At $15, the game is well worth the investment. Just toss the rules and learn to play online instead. Also, chuck the box. I’m sure it looks good on a store shelf, but you can easily store the cards in a deck box or other such smaller storage. Cutting the top tab off the box would also help a great deal.

A copy of Fight Your Friends was provided free for review by Cold War Incorporated

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